Hepatitis Outbreak Linked To Strawberries Sold In Grocery Stores Nationwide

Posted May 29, 2022 by with 4 comments

jeffen1[Unrelated strawberry via BelAmi’s Enrique Vera and Jeff Mirren]

The tainted berries were sold back in April, so if you bought any, they’ve likely already been eaten by now (or they’re collecting mold in your fridge, and you’d hopefully throw them away anyway?). Via Yahoo:

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating two brands of strawberries sold at top grocery stores for Hepatitis A.

The agency is “investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States and Canada potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB,” the FDA website says.

Thus far, the FDA has reported 17 illnesses and 12 hospitalizations connected to consumption of the strawberries. California saw 15 cases, while Minnesota and North Dakota saw one case each.

The FreshKampo and HEB brand strawberries were sold at several retailers, including Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Weis Markets, WinCo Foods.


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